Teenagers trying to coax their friend to leap off the wall into the sea, ebbed and flowed between Basque and Spanish. Offering words of support to inspire his bravery, rather than taunts and insults to chide him.
We wanted to build a tiny house by the sea, something sweet and affordable and completely rent-free. A place we could live a simpler life of peace and solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Where beachside runs, Pyrenees hikes and afternoon surfs were part of our daily routine. Aiming to live a life of less so we might fill space made with more meaning.
I spent the entire holiday wrapped up in the flowing goddess dress, Hawaiian muumuu and block print sarong, either covering my trusty My Marini Seabody Suit or flowing freely beneath it all.
Pre-surf, I’d sit at the Shelter Cafe sipping coffee while I captured memories of our experience in the block printed journal they’d sent me, kickin’ it ‘old school’ with simplicity on a break from technology. Post swim or surf, I’d climb the stairs to the seawall shower, scrubbing the salt off my skin with sea safe Dr Bronner’s soap and one of their organic crochet washcloth.
It was a glimpse at how little we’d need to build this life we dreamed of, practising a new, healthier daily routine that seemed effortless and exciting. A backpack full of organic fairtrade clothing and toiletries, along with a surfboard, a swimsuit, our computers, runners, flip-flops, a camera and a campground full of amenities was all we seemed to need. Guided subtly through the day by this carrier bag of gifts from By The Sea: each item eco, ethical, sustainable, and Lovemade. Embodying the description of the life we wish to one day lead.
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